News: Government

NSW Government’s failure to consult sees festivals threaten to move interstate

Major music festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Laneway Festival are among events threatening to relocate interstate following the NSW Government’s move to…

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Oct 22, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Government / Legal / Safety /

 
 

Minister backs VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program launch

The Victorian Government is calling on families to make the most subsidised swimming lessons for children that will be made available across the state this summer. VICSWIM’s…

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Oct 21, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Government / Safety /

 
 

Northland Regional Council backs Mangawhai sports facilities

Skateboarders using the Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) will benefit from a $500,000 installment in a series of regional sporting initiative grants from the Northland Regional Council. The…

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Oct 19, 2019 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /

 
 

Australia Council’s annual report shows impact of ‘modest investments in arts and creativity’

The Australia Council’s newly released annual report shows how its investment in the arts in 2018/19 supported the creation of more than 9,500 new Australian works and compelling arts…

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Oct 18, 2019 Arts / Entertainment / Government /

 
 

Federal Government questioned over drought funds being used to back music festivals

The Federal Government’s $100 million funding package for regions suffering from the effects of an ongoing drought has come under scrutiny following an audit shows that some of the…

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Oct 16, 2019 Environment / Events / Finance / Government /

 
 

Ngai Tahu Tourism looks to launch electric jet boat

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngai Tahu Tourism, is set to convert one of its petrol-powered jet boats to 100% electric. New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency and…

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Oct 16, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Finance / Government / Technology /

 
 

Destination NSW Chief Executive Sandra Chipchase to depart after eight years

Sandra Chipchase, Chief Executive of Destination NSW and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney, has announced she is leaving the NSW Government’s tourism and events agency after eight…

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Oct 15, 2019 Events / Government / Marketing / Tourism /

 
 

Tasmanians back state’s AFL bid

More than 50,000 people have signed the ‘United We Stand’ petition calling for Tasmanian teams to be admitted to the AFL and AFLW competitions. Encouraging those with a passion…

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Oct 15, 2019 Government / Marketing / Sport / Venues /

 
 

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